Recent content by smaisie

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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    Someone in private messages has suggested that negative reviews were removed since they broke the TOS since they admit they've never been to the location. However, I just looked through the reviews that are still up, and I quickly identified four positive reviews where the reviewer admits they...
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    No. I just left a star rating, not a review.
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    It appeared when I first posted it. Almost all negative reviews have been stripped, including mine. If I do get an email though, I will definitely update.
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    It could be algorithm, but I don't understand how they are making out better than where they started. The algorithm needs some serious work if that's the case. Considering this is a restaurant, it's conceivable that a business in the food industry caused all of their clients to have food...
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    I'll send you a message with it. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    I checked this morning and they are now up to 4.6 rating. It seems that google is choosing a political side by allowing all positive ratings but eliminating all of the negative ones. I left a rating to see what would happen and it no longer appears. Wild.
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    I will send you a message with the details.
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    I imagine this could very likely be true. I just wonder why they have allowed the positive reviews to remain, while stopping the negative ones from appearing.
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    The Top 5 Factors for a Review to be marked Most Relevant

    Very interesting. I do question about owner's responding though. I work with a company that has over 100 locations and I spent some time today reviewing what our "most relevant" is. The majority of these locations have a negative review at the top. What is important to note, is that the...
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    Google Launches Place Topics

    The industry I work with doesn't have this yet. I just had someone check on their android and nothing.
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    I'm wondering if this is related to the global issue of reviews disappearing - Issue with Google Reviews Disappearing - Local Search Forum
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    When a business is attacked via GMB ratings

    Earlier this week, a business pulled a publicity stunt that polarized people on opposite sides of the political spectrum. When I first saw it hit the news, I went to their GMB listing and watched in real time, as people came and left a 1 star rating. Some left comments, most just left the...
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